China Highlight Tour for Senior Tourists
This 10 days China highlight tour is carefully designed to meet the needs of senior travelers with youth spirits. The elderly couples, family or friends can fully rest on the unmatched levels of service and easily enjoy the world-class sites and charming diverse landscape of China all along. On this journey, you will discover the historical splendor in Beijing and Xian, the natural wonder of karst landscape in Guilin, and dynamic metropolitan of Shanghai. Learn traditional Chinese art with calligraphjy class and Taiji with local master. Besides, with the extra attention from your private and driver, you'll find your vacation of China memorable and carefree.
Duration: 10 days & 9 nights
Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Guilin/Yangshuo - Shanghai
Starting Point: Beijing
Ending Point: Shanghai
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Upon your arrival in Beijing, your tour guide will greet you at the airport and then transfer to your hotel at downtown Beijing. The rest of the day is for your acclimation. Enjoy yourself in Beijing at your preferred pace.
Suggested hotels in Beijing:
- Luxury 5-star hotels: The Peninsula Beijing , Regent Hotel
- Boutique hotels: Jingshan Garden Hotel, Shadow Art Boutique Hotel
- Comfortable 4-star hotels: Penta Hotel, Park Plaza
Private escorted tour to Temple of Heaven, included in the World Heritage List in 1998, is well-preserved Altars buildings. If you like, a private Tai Chi lesson can be arranged and you can follow a local master to practice this soft, elegant Chinese Kung Fu.Then go to Tiananmen Square. It is arguably claimed as the largest public square in the world. Later, go to the Forbidden City. This large palace building was built between 1406 and 1420, and it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Taste of Peking duck dinner at night.
Meal: B, L, D
Private escorted tour to Mutianyu Great Wall by round-way cable car. This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. Besides, it is the longest fully-restored Great Wall section open to tourists. Next, have a pedicab tour to Hutong, namely Beijing's traditional alleyways, represents Beijing's origin, location or history. It is in these gray-tiled long lanes that families play, buy goods, gossip, and connect.
Meal: B, L
In the morning, first lead to the Summer Palace which is a royal garden most completely preserved with richest landscapes and large compact buildings. It was listed as the world cultural heritage in 1998. Later, take a high-speed train to Xian from Beijing. Be met and transfer to hotel at downtown.
Meal: B, L
Suggested hotels in Xian:
- Luxury 5-star hotels: Sofitel Hotel on Renmin Square
- Boutique hotels: Eastern House Boutique Hotel
- Comfortable 4-star hotels: Grand Noble Hotel
The famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum is the highlight today. It's often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world which is an enormous collection of vivid Chinese warriors made out of hardened clay. In the afternoon, visit the Bell Tower in the downtown area of Xian. It originally built in Ming Dynasty and used to house the bells that were sounded every morning to announce the time to the ancient capital's inhabitants. Alternatively, get in Xian Ancient City Wall, the oldest and longest among all in China, and have a leisure stroll along the Muslim Quater - the most famous food street of Xian.
Meal: B, L
Take flight to Guilin, be met and transfer to visit Reed Flute Cave near the downtown. Inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition. Then have a brisk stroll around the Central Lake Park to enjoy your leisure time.
>> You may want to know: there is Chinese sedan chair available at Reed Flute Cave - a great choice for senior travelers who don't want to walk much or climb hill.
Meal: B, L
Suggested hotels in Guilin:
- Luxury 5-star hotels: Shangri-la Hotel Guilin
- Boutique hotels: Aroma Tea House Guilin
- Comfortable 4-star hotels: Guilin Bravo Hotel
Take a leisurely Li River cruise, disembark at the beautiful small town famous for its Karst landscape--Yangshuo. At Yangshuo, you can have a free afternoon for your own exploration. Alternatively, learn and pratice Chinese calligraphy at a private class. Calligraphy is an art of Chinese writing and helpful to seniors' health and culivation. Besides, the West Street is a must-go where shows lively nightlife with both Chinese and western styles.
Meal: B, L
Suggested hotels in Yangshuo:
- Luxury 5-star hotels: Banyan Tree Yangshuo
- Boutique hotels: Alila Yangshuo, Yangshuo Secret Garden
- Comfortable 4-star hotels: Green Lotus Hotel
In the morning, take a golf-car-like vehicle to the countryside of Yangshuo to see the stunning scenery, rice paddies, water buffalo and local farmer's life, etc. Yangshuo is one of the best destinations in China for senior travelers. After lunch, drive back to Guilin and fly to modern Shanghai.
>> If you have one more day in Yangshuo, we suggest you take a cooking class, very interesting experience to learn to cook authentic Chinese foods.
Meal: B, L
Suggested hotels in Shanghai:
- Luxury 5-star hotels: Hyatt on the Bund, The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi
- Boutique hotels: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai, Yangtze Boutique Hotel
- Comfortable 4-star hotels: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai
First visit the must-see spot Yu Garden in Shanghai's busiest downtown to appreciate its brilliant historical garden art and have leisure stroll in it. Then go to Shanghai Museum to know about the history of Shanghai. Later, lead to the sparkling the Bund and Nanjing Road. The Bund is located in the Huangpu District, the scenery line of Shanghai and at the center. Nanjing Road is a shopping paradise just near the Bu.
Meal: B, L
Transfer to airport and fly to your next destination. Your 10 days China holiday ends.